D-backs pondering rotation shuffle

D-backs pondering rotation shuffle

D-backs pondering rotation shuffle
SAN FRANCISCO -- The D-backs have not decided yet, but it sounds like left-hander Patrick Corbin's next start could be pushed back.

The D-backs will stay in rotation and have Tyler Skaggs and Wade Miley start Friday and Saturday. Sunday would normally be Corbin's spot, but because of Thursday's off-day, they can bring Ian Kennedy back on regular rest for that day.

The D-backs have been talking about splitting up their left-handers because right now they have all three of their southpaw starters going back-to-back-to-back.

Pushing Corbin back would help the club limit his innings, and with two off-days next week, they could further reduce the workload of some of the younger pitchers.

"Kind of looking to see what the best way to tinker with that would be so we would be well within our comfort zone," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said, referring to how many innings the hurlers would throw.

Overall, though, there has not been a concern about the amount of innings that have been thrown thus far.

"The reality as I look at all of our starters, their arms, their health and the way they throw the ball, I don't see a ton of fatigue," Gibson said. "I feel pretty good where they're at."